Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Minka Kelly stars in Fort Worth film

Minka Kelly of TV's Friday Night Lights is the star of Searching for Sonny, which started filming in Fort Worth this week. The script is from Fort Worth native Andrew Disney and it's produced by Cowtown's Red Productions.

And, yes, they want extras. Details are below.

Here's what they sent me about the film:

“It’s been a long time since a full-length feature film was shot here,” said Red Sanders, Sonny producer and owner of Red Productions. “We’re excited to use our lens to bring notoriety to the community that has supported us from the beginning and that has such a strong devotion to the arts.”

According to Sanders, scenes for Searching for Sonny will be shot at the following well-known local sites:

• Trinity Valley School
• Historic Electric Building
• Ol’ South Pancake House
• Caravan Inn
• Spinks Airport

“After combing the country for the right script, we ended up finding the perfect one in our own backyard,” continued Sanders. “Andrew Disney is extremely talented and shares in our vision to bring great filmmaking to Fort Worth; we’re excited to be teaming up with him for Sonny and beyond.”

The film will feature Kelly, known best for her role in the popular television series Friday Night Lights and for her recent appearance in the independent film hit 500 Days of Summer, as well as Jason Dohring, whose breakout role was in the critically-acclaimed show Veronica Mars. Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney, who form the New York City comedy duo, BriTANick, will also play key roles in the film.

Members of the community who are interested in participating as extras in the film are welcome to send an e-mail to and are asked to provide their contact information, age and gender.

About Searching for Sonny:

Searching for Sonny is a film that tells the story of Calvin, Elliot and Gary who return to their high school reunion to discover that their old buddy, Sonny, is missing under mysterious circumstances. After run-ins with the law, an ex-girlfriend and the corpse of the high school quarterback, the mystery turns meta when they realize that everything happening seems eerily similar to a play they performed in high school – a play Sonny wrote. To learn more, visit

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